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Collected Item: “New York COVID-19 nursing home deaths may have been undercounted by as much as 50%, attorney general says”

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New York COVID-19 nursing home deaths may have been undercounted by as much as 50%, attorney general says

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news article

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The New York Attorney General says that the official number of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes maybe 50% below the actual number. However, the state's Health Commissioner disputes this claim saying that death statistics are determined by the location of death. Therefore, any nursing home resident that dies in the hospital is counted as a hospital death instead of a nursing home death. There has also been an investigation launched against several nursing homes that are sided to have violated COVID-19 protocols.

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nursing home, elderly, death count, New York, hospital, investigation, HSE

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-nursing-home-deaths-new-york-undercounted/

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Audrey McNamara

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2021-01-29
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